Love and Unity

 

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There is a battle raging in our world and within ourselves –separation, fear, conflict versus unity, love, harmony. What’s happening in our world is really out-picturing what is happening within ourselves. The more we work to transmute inner conflict into harmony, peace and love, the more we will radiate these energies out into the world.

Every time you are pulled out of peace, you are experiencing conflict and part of our work in managing our energies is to transmute the conflict into harmony. Most of us live, most of the time, in a state of disharmony or conflict and mostly we are not aware of this.

There is a tendency to feel defeated, depressed by the conflict in the world – powerless to change this. However, the one person you can change is yourself and if you choose to take on the work of transmuting all inner and outer conflict in your life into harmony, peace and love – you can make a difference in our world.

Often if you are caught in inner conflict, it is mirrored in your outer life. Decide that you are going to observe yourself and to become aware of the times you are experiencing inner conflict or disharmony.  Make sure to journal about these experiences so that you understand the cause of your inner conflict. You may believe the cause is outside of you, but the cause is within you. Don’t try to work this out in your head as this just keeps it in the mental loop, at a mental level. You need to write it down, to see it physically, so that you can get clear and understand better. You might need to journal a few times on similar issues before you get more clarity and understanding. You will need patience and persistence.

When you observe yourself out of peace and experiencing conflict, ask yourself what’s upsetting you and use your journal to help you to get clear. Become aware of the power in you to transmute this experience of conflict into harmony. An example might be, you become aware that you are sitting tensely, anxious, and you choose to focus on peace or harmony and to relax your body. Try it.

Or you become aware that you are experiencing inner conflict and, when you journal about it, you realise that you are worrying about something, anticipating trouble or a negative outcome in a situation.  So you tell yourself that worry is of no use and that you need to focus on positive expectation, to focus on what you want and not on what you don’t want.  As you use your mind and don’t allow your feelings to run you, you transmute your experience of conflict into harmony and peace. Repeat the words harmony, peace a few times and feel the energy of these in your being and how good this is.

 

 

“If you strive to live in love, to think love, feel love, give love, share love, focus on love, dwell in love all day and all night long, you literally charge your aura with the fire, electricity and substance of love.” I Am University

 

 

Living a more structured Life

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We need to use our time here wisely and efficiently. We need to be consistently adding to life, taking initiative to grow and discover more, to deepen our understanding. Life is a precious opportunity.

Life is so full of distractions and noise and we seek them out as if we need them. This has just become an unquestioned habit. It’s great to ask yourself do I really need the radio on – the content may be interesting me but is this the best use of my time now? Noise and distractions rob us of the sense of space and time. When you’re tempted to turn on the TV and flop down in front of it, ask yourself is this really relaxing me. What else could I do with this time? Allow your mind to reflect on this.

We need time to be still, to be silent, to reflect.

Just think each of us has 168 hours to fill in the week.

What do we do with this? How do you use your time? What are the distractions in your life? What are the time wasters?

Journaling Exercise:

If you were to divide your day like a pie what gets attention and how much attention? What gets left out generally or almost completely?

What are the time wasters?

What changes would you like to make to this pie?

What do you want to include in the time available to you in each day, in the week?

To include something more you very often have to sacrifice something – what might this be for you?

What surprised you as you did this exercise?

Watch that victim feeling that might arise – a sense of not having any choice, the feeling that this is all too much. Don’t give into that.

Look at what you have written and ask your Higher Self and Spirit to enlighten you as to what will help you to have more order and structure and how you will fit in time to be quiet and still, meditate and journal and plan. Generate personal power and feel strong.

“He is able who thinks he is able.” Buddha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating more structure

 

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More order and structure in your life will improve the quality of your life and you will have time to fit in quiet reflective time for you.

Deciding what time you will go to bed and what time you will get up is an important part of bringing more structure into your life. It’s all too easy to sit on in front of the TV flicking from one channel to another or continuing to watch some programme even though it’s not of real interest to you.

You get so much more relaxation and space from turning off the TV or deciding to have a TV-free evening. Listening to uplifting music has such a calming effect and while you do that you could read or journal, be more present in the moment. You could think about goals you want to set for yourself and how you will go about achieving them. This can be a good time to plan for the next day so that you are in charge and making time for what you want to get done and fitted in.

Planning for meals can be, not only a time saver, but also mean you prepare the kind of nutritious meals you want. When you have no plan or a vague one, you are more likely to fall back on the foods that are less nutritious just to fill the gap.

Making a clear choice about screen time is another matter to include as you aim to bring more order and structure into your day and week. Computers can eat time up and certainly don’t leave you rested and prepared for sleep. It’s good to decide on the time you will close down your screen for the evening and be very definite about this. It’s also good to decide how much time you will give to social media, surfing the net or emails.

Time can be eaten up with TV and other screens – with busy-ness generally, leaving no time for quiet and inner, reflective space.

One of the best decisions I ever made in creating more order in my life was to get up earlier and have a silent hour to start my day – including in that time, meditation, journaling and Spiritual reading.

 

Order in Life

 

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Order, structure, rhythm, discipline  – these are key qualities we need to build now in developing our consciousness. Without these we just drift along, often experiencing overwhelm and wasting a lot of time.

When we work to develop these qualities we use time efficiently, we become much more organised and so we have more time available to us. We change our relationship to time. We stop fighting with it and fixating on the story that we don’t have enough time.

People frequently experience overwhelm because of a lack of order and structure in life. When you are feeling stressed by too much happening, too many demands and that sense of too little time – take some quiet time to reflect and sit with your journal. Ask your Higher Self and Spirit to help you to discover solutions.

I don’t have time to take that time you might say. Don’t give into this. Make the time. Go to a quiet place and take your journal. Observe what’s going on for you. Think about why you are upset and reacting. When you use your mind in this way and write about this in your journal, you see clearly. You’re no longer being run by your emotions. When you stand back and observe your emotions, you are using your mind and this allows clarity, space and understanding.

Ask your Higher Self and Spirit for help and do your part too, by using your journal, observing your emotions and thinking about what is upsetting you. Then you can begin to think solutions because you are no longer lost in the fog and confusion of emotion. You are using your mind and working with your inner guidance.

When you decide that you are going to put more order into your life, you begin to see where and how it will make a difference to your experience. You need to be patient with yourself and to be ready to make adjustments according to what you discover as you work at putting order into your life. You also need to be persistent and choose to be excited by this project rather than heavy – don’t allow any space to that critical inner parent voice. Focus on victories and on what you want to improve and how you will go about improving.

Silence

 

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Silence truly is golden. It is nourishing. It is essential. In the silence we can connect, centre, listen. In the silence we can begin to hear that “still small voice” within – the voice of Spirit, of our Soul.

So many think they should be socialising, generally in company and chatting.  They think this is the right way to be – there’s something wrong with you if you want time on your own, if you want to go to bed early, or have a quiet night at home on your own, or don’t want to go to a particular social event or not drink alcohol.

Spending time with others, being in relationship, is very important but, so too, is time alone. It’s all about balance. It’s also about learning to be true to yourself and not going with the crowd – feeling wrong if you think differently.

So much of life can be filled with distractions. So much of life can be numbing out.  We waste a lot of time.

In the silence we can begin to hear that “still small voice” of our Soul speaking to us, loving us, guiding us. This is our compass in life. This is where we need to be checking in – not with what others think or what the world tells us is important if you want to fit in, be cool, be liked.

Take time to sit in silence. Feel the stillness.

Take time to sit and quiet your mind. Slow down. Breathe. Become conscious of the inner you.

Light a candle and sit in silence, stillness, peace.

Find time in your day to play some uplifting music and feel the vibrations of the music touch your Soul.

Take time to be in Nature – walking, gardening, or just being out in Nature, connecting with the beauty, the wonder of our earth and world.

Make space in your day, in your life, to be still, to listen, to connect. “Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks within, awakens.” Carl Jung

 

Living Your Day

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What I do with my life, with my time here, really matters. Life is a precious opportunity and the only thing we take with us when we leave is our Spiritual growth.

Some people experience having too much to do in a day – the day isn’t long enough. Others would say that they have nothing to get up for. We can change these experiences and live a full, ordered and meaningful life.

Just as the Universe is based on order and rhythm – which we rely on – so we need to have order in the way we live our life. Structure, Order, Rhythm, Discipline – these are essential to life. Without these we just drift along, often experiencing overwhelm and wasting a lot of time.

When we work to develop these qualities we use time efficiently, we become much more organised and so we have more time available to us.

Discipline is a word many don’t like and many would say they are not the discipline type. But discipline is something you build, you develop, and it’s essential to progressing and growing. We need it and we all have the ability to develop it.

Discipline is ordered activity – it’s you choosing to set up order and routines in your life so that you have a sense of the overall structure of your day. People can see routine as boring but routine means you fit in so much more and experience a lot more efficiency. You don’t waste time over and over as a result of forgetting, or losing stuff or your energy being scattered. Living your day – structure, order, rhythm

 

 

Every day we need time to be still and to connect with our Soul, with Spirit in meditation. Every day we need time to journal so that we understand more and can use our minds to manage our emotions [rather than be run by them] and to resolve issues. Every day we need time to focus on lofty, uplifting, inspiring thoughts and ideas. These need to be the foundation of our day, our sustenance giving us the focus we need to live our day and keep growing in love.

These need to be part of our daily structure and will make all the difference. It can seem at first like an impossibility to fit all of this in but if you realise its importance and are prepared to schedule these in [giving yourself time to work out a routine and yet also being firm], you will do it.

“He is able who thinks he is able.” Buddha

 

Some Thoughts about the Challenges Trump brings

 

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There is a lot of fear and a sense of powerlessness around the Trump presidency and the rise of this kind of power in the world. Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Separative, fear-based, negative, all about me and mine, thinking, is the old. Love, cooperation, working together for the greater good of all, is building the new.

Be very clear what you want to build in your life and in our world and take action to make this happen. What happens in our world depends on all of us doing our part to build the new and not give our power away to fear and powerlessness. As the saying goes – it’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

We could get stuck in criticising Trump’s politics, giving out about him, blaming, complaining, making fun of.  This just leads to feeling powerless, helpless. We could get stuck in negative expectation and doom and gloom, holding a dismal image of the world. Is this the energy we want to increase?

 

The world is steeped in separative, fear-based thinking, me, mine, looking after self and one’s own. That’s why we have the rise of such politics in our world. It’s not just Trump. It’s like he is the expression of a pattern that we need to clear, heal and change in our world generally.

We need to take responsibility for how separative, fear-based thinking operates in our own consciousness. It takes honesty and commitment to do this work but when we do it and keep replacing separation and fear with unity and love, we effect change in ourselves and in our world.

Our focus needs to be to build unity and love within self and radiate this out into the world, to hold a clear image of the world we want to create together and to take all positive action we can in our world to support love and unity and to be the change we want to see in our world. This is very powerful and effective.

As Avaaz.org said “Instead of dividing us, let’s make Trump a force to bring us together, to fight for everything we love.